Medicine: Capsules, Dec. 27, 1954

¶ The best treatment for a faint is to do nothing, but leave the victim lying flat, advised Dr. Alfred Soffer in Today's Health. A faint, he explained, is a cure in itself—nature's way of boosting circulation to the heart and brain when blood is being drained to other parts of the body in a complex reaction to fright, shame, drugs or pain.

¶ The cherry-like fruit of the acerola (Malpighia punicifolia), a common tree in Puerto Rico, is an enormously rich source of vitamin C, the A.M.A. reported. The juice assays up to 80 times as high as orange...

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